Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
A leader leads by example, not by force
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.